Thu, 18/07/2013 - 11:35
A number of promotions have been announced at Little, Brown, with moves across its editorial department.
Rebecca Saunders will become deputy publisher at Sphere Fiction. Hannah Bournsell has been promoted to senior commissioning editor at Sphere, while Manpreet Grewal becomes Sphere's commissioning editor.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:36
David Shelley is undoubtedly the muggle of the moment; the editor of the most hotly anticipated book in recent years—a tale set in a sleepy West Country town that just happens to have been written by J K Rowling.
“On one level it’s been completely normal,” he explains. “But because of the public interest...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:49
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has officially become the fastest-selling book in the UK in more than three years. But its first week-sale of 124,603 copies falls some way short of Dan Brown's record for the fastest-selling adult novel since records began—set by The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...
Thu, 27/09/2012 - 16:13
First-day sales of The Casual Vacancy are "exceeding expectations," according to the book's editor David Shelley, although booksellers anticipating high footfall on publication day have given mixed reports.
Little, Brown publisher Shelley said sales for the e-book and print editions of the title, which...
Wed, 27/07/2011 - 14:57
Little, Brown Book Group has promoted two of its senior editors, with Emma Beswetherick becoming editorial director for Piatkus fiction and Rebecca Saunders moving to the role of editorial director for Sphere commercial women's fiction.
Beswetherick will report to Little, Brown publisher David Shelley, and Saunders will report to...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:24
Little, Brown has made two "significant" promotions, with deputy publisher David Shelley becoming publisher of the group and commercial director Ben Groves-Raines moving up to chief operating officer.
All of the publishing imprints and the design department will now report into Shelley and both promotions are with immediate...
Wed, 21/04/2010 - 08:29
Little, Brown has fought off competition from four other publishers to acquire the rights to the next two titles by American author Dennis Lehane. Deputy publisher David Shelley bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Nundy, deputy managing director at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, sold on behalf of Ann Rittenberg of Ann Rittenberg...
Tue, 26/01/2010 - 18:21
David Shelley, deputy publisher of Little, Brown, has bought three new novels from Angus Donald, whose first novel Outlaw was published by Sphere in July 2009.
Shelley has bought World English Language rights, via Ian Drury at Sheil Land, to King's Man, plus two untitled novels, which will continue to explore the...
Wed, 02/09/2009 - 07:41
David Shelley has been promoted to the new position of deputy publisher for the Little, Brown Book Group, with immediate effect. Reporting to Ursula Mackenzie, and in conjunction with her, Shelley will have overall responsibility for the publishing strategy of all LBBG titles.
Shelley will also deputise for Mackenzie in representing...
Mon, 08/12/2008 - 13:07
Little, Brown has poached author Carl Hiaasen from Transworld. Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown acting on behalf of Esther Newberg at ICM has signed a two book deal with Sphere publisher David Shelley.
The first of the two books will be published in hardback in April 2010 and the second a year later. Shelley said that publishing Hiaasen was...